|The Mercury City tower, in Moscow, Russia, has nearly topped out. Photo: Courtesy Liedel Investments Limited|
The 70-story Mercury City tower is a reinforced-concrete-frame structure with a copper-tinted curtain wall glazing system. The tower's plan narrows as it rises, and a series of vertical and diagonal bevels give the building its distinctive asymmetrical form.
26 high-speed elevators by ThyssenKrupp provide Mercury City's primary vertical conveyance.
- Height: 339 meters (1,110 feet)
- Stories: 70 (plus 5 floors underground)
- Area: 180,160 square meters (1,939,200 square feet)
- Architect: Frank Williams & Partners Architects with M.M. Posokhin
- Developer: Mercury Development Company/ LLC RASEN STROY
- Year Completed: estimated late 2012
To put these buildings into another kind of perspective, the Mercury City tower is less than half the height of the Burj Khalifa which, at 828 meters (2,717 feet), is currently the tallest building in the world. Upon its completion, Mercury City will likely rank 37 or 38 in a listing of the world's tallest buildings.
|Photo: Courtesy Baron Phillips Associates|
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Photo: Dmitriy Vorobiev
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Image: Tabanlioglu Architects
6. Sapphire Tower, Istanbul, Turkey
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7. Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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8. Capital City St. Petersburg Tower, Moscow Russia
Photo: Michael Hierner
9. MesseTurm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Photo: Courtesy Ria Verschuren
10. Torre de Cristal, Madrid, Spain
Note: Images and information for this posting courtesy of Emporis.